[dwm] Reloading running dwm - reload patch

From: <dfenze_AT_gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 00:42:31 +0100


I created patch for reloading dwm with signal USR1.

        kill -s USR1 $pid_of_dwm

dwm then unmanage all window, closes all and reexec itself - which back
manages all windows, etc. can be fine while tunning config.h (by new users?)
or for upgrading dwm while the X are running.

Instead of turning whole X off, recompile and turning back on (with all of the
running programs) it suffice to recompile dwm (from X :), delete old dwm binary
and move the reconfigured dwm on place. And then just send signal.


Received on Wed Mar 21 2007 - 00:42:36 UTC

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